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A Lovely Spring Morning on the Trail

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I awaken each day to the beautiful gift of yesterday’s tomorrow. ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!
Lee


White-Eyed Vireo, A Pair of Chickadees and a Chipmunk

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Every action ripples across the Universe to recreate the future. ~ Lee Hiller

Along each trail Nature reveals her spring secrets… A pair of Chickadees collecting greens for their nest, a glorious White-Eyed Vireo, a lovely Chipmunk, Pearl Crecent Butterfly and Wildflowers.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Hello Spring!

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My Soul seeks to see life through the lens of Nature’s perspective. ~ Lee Hiller

I love early morning light in the Forest.  Slowly rising the sun awakens a sweet song of life which echos across the Tree tops.  A song to my Soul as I move gently along the trails in Hot Springs National Park.

Love to ALL!
Lee


A burst of Spring Leaves and Wildflowers

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We blossom in the light of our Dreams. ~ Lee Hiller

Nature is unleashing her spring pallet to create an ever changing landscape.  Each day I loose myself in the transformation of the tallest Trees lining the trails and the sprouting of the tiniest Wildflowers spreading out along the Forest floor. Close your eyes, abandon the constraints of form and feel Spring.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Spring Poetry Cadence in Pink and Purple

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Wildflowers whisper to my Heart with the poetry of spring. ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!
Lee


Spring Beauty Emerges in the Forest

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Peaceful hearts commune with Nature never seeking to destroy her beauty. ~ Lee Hiller

Get outside and Play today…

Love to ALL!
Lee


Another Wave of Ice and Snow in Hot Springs National Park

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Each note of Nature’s symphony renews my Soul. ~ Lee Hiller

Winter made another visit to Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The have open Cherry Blossoms froze and tiny Sparrows puffed up to hold back the 11 degree F temperature.  As I head up into Hot Springs National Park the ice covering the branches and the trails becomes thicker. Lovely ice jewels hang from evergreen fronds and yet to fall autumn Leaves.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Feb 24-26 2014 First Signs of Spring

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In the Forest I see beyond sight to feel the beauty of our Earth. ~ Lee Hiller

I was a bit busy this past week and am late posting these.  Yesterday, March 03 we received another coating of ice and dusting of snow. Sadly this likely killed the early Wildflower Blossoms, Butterflies and Lizards I captured hiking a week ago. The Last week of February 2014 was in the upper 50s but, March roared bringing sub-freezing temperatures (11 degrees F).   Climate change continues to be brutal in Hot Springs National Park.

This preview of Spring feels so long ago…

Love to ALL!
Lee


Bathed in Autumn Light Among The Trees

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Lessons from the Universe – Words and Photographs

  • Always grab breakfast even if it is on the run
  • The Forest creates stained glass with Autumn Leaves
  • If you say you have not seen Butterflies this Autumn the Universe will have the last word
  • Wildflowers don’t know they are only suppose to bloom during certain seasons
  • Every trail feels new when seen with the Soul

Love to ALL!
Lee


Nature Paints With Autumn Leaves

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“I stand at the edge of discovery to see the future.” ~ Lee Hiller

Mostly cloudy Autumn days are a photographers friend.  The darker skies with random streams of light create luminous effects among the changing Autumn Leaves.  Some Leaves appear to be translucent as the sparse sun rays create a beautiful layered effect.

Love to ALL!
Lee


The First Wave of Autumn Leaves in Hot Springs National Park

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“The morning sun fills my Soul with the joy of hope.” ~ Lee Hiller

Caught a glorious wave of Autumn color in Hot Springs National Park yesterday… I love the early fireworks display created by some Trees, they remind me of colorful confetti sprinkled in the greenery.  The early morning light ignites each leaf in a fiery display.  Nature’s Autumn gallery of art is unfolding daily along trails, sidewalks and roads across the northern hemisphere, take time to get out and enjoy the show.

Love to ALL!
Lee


When CLOSED is only a word #DontShutMeDown

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I am not prone to unlawful acts, but the idea of my local National Park being “Closed” to hiking and photography is a punishment I am not willing to accept.  These images are a protest against the irrational government shutdown by the Republican Party…  #DontShutMeDown #ShutDown  For those outside the US our National Park are closed and the National Park Service (NPS) employees have all been place on furlow.


In the light of a new day we are reborn to live our Dreams

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“In the light of a new day we are reborn to live our Dreams.” ~ Lee Hiller

The magic of first light draws me into the Forest as it caresses each surface.  Illumination on the waking Earth brings forth beauty unseen at any other time of day.  Subtle hue and shadow create a world not visible when the sun rises high above my place upon the Earth.

Love to ALL!
Lee


In the light of a new day we are reborn to live our Dreams

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In the light of a new day we are reborn to live our Dreams. ~ Lee Hiller

First light is my favorite time to hike and take photographs. The Forest is awakens as the sun caresses the Tree tops filtering rays down to the trail.  Serenity touches my Soul with each breath as Nature reveals her secrets.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Wildflowers Birds Butterflies and Lizards Among the Autumn Leaves

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Nature feeds my Soul with a feast of Autumn color. ~ Lee Hiller

A tiny baby lizards looks a me from a lichen covered rock as I ponder trail choices.  Curious it comes closer to look in my lens.  I am in awe of its bold gesture.  Orange and red is sprinkled within the green now beginning a transition to yellow.  The morning breeze creates a flicker effect with sun and the leaves.  Turning leaves whisper of the changes coming to the Forest.  As my morning journey nears its end a male Cardinal peeks out from behind a leaf.  In his beak he proudly displays his newly caught breakfast.  My Soul refreshed I head for home.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Birds and Wildflowers in the Autumn Forest

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Nature’s path is clear, let it lead your Heart toward your Dreams. ~ Lee Hiller

A Tufted Titmouse sings a lovely song as it hops along the branches of a nearby Tree.  Every hike should begin with this joyful sound…

Love to ALL!
Lee


A Sparrow guides me on my search for Autumn Leaves

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You can see answers from the Universe in even the smallest Sparrows eyes. ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!

Lee